Monthly Archives: October 2016

A5 Research: Farmwork – Colin Shaw

I first came across Colin Shaw’s Farmwork in one of Café Royal Books’ (1 & 2) excellent little pamphlet publications that are fast creating a remarkable archive of 1970s and 80s British documentary photography. After researching the photographer and recognising … Continue reading

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A5 Research: The Myth of the Countryside Idyll

Our perspective of the English countryside is as a rural idyll; a place of tended pastures, thriving crops, cottage-fringed village greens hosting fetes and flower shows whilst bearded men with pipes, and pints watch cricket from dark beamed pubs. A viewpoint that could … Continue reading

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Charlotte Cotton: Something and Nothing (part 2)

When Cotton (1) moves away from still life to look at deserted landscapes she introduces a number of photographers whom I find much easier to understand and relate to. Richard Wentworth’s photographs of the signs and debris of the street are … Continue reading

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Richard Wentworth: Making Do and Getting By

Richard Wentworth OBE is primarily known as a one of the most influential British sculptors of his generation who for forty years he has used a camera as a way of making “casual notes …. of situations which attracted me” … Continue reading

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